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$600 first gaming computer need help soon

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February 27, 2012 3:39:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow

Budget Range: $600 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, downloading, surfing, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:( e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: This is my first gaming computer so I don't need anything special just something for a starter that will play all of the latest games


I did some research for a few weeks and pieced my own build together, here it is:

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 with $10 mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 24x Dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive with 1 year extended warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with 1 year extended warranty and $20 mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA Geforce GTX 550 Ti 1GB 196-bit with 1 year extended warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, I'm on a cheap budget because this will be my first build and I don't have any special needs besides gaming.


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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2012 4:07:44 PM

XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$ after rebates and is much better than 550Ti. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_55...
Even 6850 is better than 550Ti.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2012 4:51:23 PM

Yes you can play at good fps all the games.
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February 27, 2012 5:04:26 PM

psychoscrilz said:
If i go with the 6870, should I be able to run all of the new and upcoming games at a normal fps? It's an extra $50 after rebate so I hope it'll be worth it


If your # 1 priority is gaming, the graphics cards is the most important. Since gaming is the most important for me, what I usually do is pick the graphics card I want and try to build the computer around it (budget wise).
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February 27, 2012 6:03:32 PM

sosofm said:
Yes you can play at good fps all the games.


I decided to go with the 6870, thanks for the help
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March 2, 2012 12:01:07 AM

Best answer selected by psychoscrilz.
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